Some things never change, like needing some degree of social grace in order to succeed.Read more "Gracian on social mastery"
In the Information Age, we assume that more information is always better, but that is not true.Read more "Gracian on mystery"
Increasingly, our world feels like one of extremes. Things must be right or wrong. You’re either with me or against me.Read more "Gracian on the importance of balance"
To accomplish anything of significance, it helps to know a few things and to create a plan.Read more "Gracian on the knowledge and planning"
The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracian is unlike any book you are likely to find on bookshelves today.Read more "The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracian"
I just finished the book Siddharta by Nobel Laureate, Hermann Hesse. For a book that’s only 150 pages or so, this book sure packs a punch. If you are at all interested in Eastern thought or Buddhism, I highly recommend this book. It brings up so many great ideas, some of which I’ll discuss below.Read more "Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse"
Things were much simpler in the old days. The ancients didn’t categorize everything into the many fields and specialties that we have today; they didn’t even have the scientific method. There was just the unknown and the people who investigated it. There were supernatural explanations (religion) and rational ones (philosophy). “Natural philosophy” later became all […]Read more "Philosophy and science"